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Marine Corps Eyes Updated Medium SATCOM Platform to Support Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

A Marine Corps Systems Command-led team looks to update a medium satellite communications system to create and offer a modernized beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems covers expeditionary, small, medium and large platforms that support data, video and voice applications …

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NASA Seeks Govt or Industry Partnership for Solar Electronic Propulsion Tech Demo

NASA‘s Space Technology Mission Directorate looks to partner with another government agency or a company to demonstrate solar electronic propulsion technologies. A selected partner will help conduct a flight demonstration of NASA-built SEP systems such as solar arrays and an electric propulsion system equipped with a 13-kilowatt Hall Effect thruster …

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NASA Plans Earth Science Data Acquisition From Small Satellite Operators

NASA looks to procure imaging and radio occultation data from commercial small satellite companies to help address the space agency’s Earth science research goals, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes NASA’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes $30 million for satellite development and data acquisition efforts under the Small Satellite Constellations Initiative. …

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NIST’s Draft Cybersecurity Framework Update Covers Cyber Supply Chain Risk Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its proposed update to the Cybersecurity Framework in an effort to provide new information on cyber supply chain risk management and introduce measurement processes for cybersecurity. The 2017 Draft Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security Version 1.1 also includes clarification on the …

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White House: Federal Executive Actions, Private Sector Projects Eye Renewable Energy Integration With Power Grid

The White House has introduced federal executive actions as well as pilot projects and investment commitments by 33 public and private sector entities that aim to facilitate the integration of renewable energy resources with the U.S. power grid. The Obama administration announced the private and federal sector actions and related programs …

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Texas Seeks Input on Small Surveillance Balloons

The Texas Department of Public Safety has kicked off search for small surveillance balloons intended to help detect drug trafficking and smuggling on the border, Valley Central reported Friday. Dave Hendricks writes the department released a request for information in December for what it describes as light-weight and “rapidly deployable …

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